Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability

Our most recent podcast covered two topics: The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability targets. In this episode I take advantage of a visit to Macsa ID in Barcelona, to chat with Macsa’s CEO Jordi Pinot on the topic of sustainability in packaging and how laser coding […]

Product Handling Considerations for Barcoding on Shipping Cases

Using inkjet printers to add variable information to shipping cases, is increasing in popularity. Using this technique can dramatically reduce the number of pre-printed items that need to be managed and fit into company efforts to increase digitalization and move to a lean workflow. Here at ID Technology, we have a lot of experience when […]

The Labeling News Podcast

Well, I keep hearing that podcasting is the new blogging and, with something like 800 posts and articles here at LabelingNews, it’s time to try something new. The Labeling News podcast is going to cover a wide range of topics in the world of labeling and packaging generally. This first episode focuses on sustainability and […]

All Labels Are Not Equal

Here at ID Technology, we currently operate six label plants – five in the US and one in Canada – so we make a lot of labels. Many of the labels we sell are beautifully printed, using flexo or digital technology, ready to be applied to our customer’s products. We also make a lot of […]

Welcome to ProMach – Code Tech!

Thermal inkjet (TIJ) coding has made serious inroads in the packaging business over the last few years. One of the reasons for this has been the efforts made by evangelists such as the folks at Code Tech. who have done a great job of promoting the technology and building a solid base of business for thermal […]

New Option for GS1 Logistic Label – 2D Barcode

Do you print the GS1 logistics label for the items you ship? You know the one that has the SSCC barcode and probably some other in information. GS1 has always allowed for additional information to be added to the logistics label but in the new Release 19 of the General Specifications (January 2019), there is […]

Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating. Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate […]

Labeling Solutions for E-Commerce

These days just about every brand is involved in e-commerce, whether it is selling online directly to end users, via retailers online sites or through Amazon’s “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) program. It is estimated that for 2018 US total e-commerce sales will be over $400bn, growing to over $650bn by 2020 (source: PMMI). At the […]

Lean Manufacturing Solution for Stickpacks

Lean manufacturing, late-stage customization, agile manufacturing, digitalization – whatever you might wish to call it, ProMach’s printing and packaging solution for stickpacks and sachets is a way to reduce costs while improving flexibility and allowing your packaging to be part of your digital workflow. The components of this system are both from ProMach’s portfolio of product brands – Genesis […]

Laser Coding for Cans

For many years, the most common technique to add variable information, such as date and lot codes, serialization codes, to metal cans has been continuous inkjet printing. More recently, developments in fiber laser coding technology have allowed this modern, clean markings technique to be used for a wide range of application, including coding on steel […]